When getting the down-low on Elements in Langley, the new project by Sandhill Development, we heard a lot of talk about Sacred Geometry, a design theory that’s being employed in the interiors of the project to allow them to stand out from other run-of-the-mill, cookie cutter projects.
We thought it sounded mighty interesting, so we got in touch with the interior designer handling the suites at Elements, Danielle Lareau. Danielle is the principal at the award-winning interior design firm, Giraffe Design and she was able to give us a comprehensive picture of what Sacred Geometry is all about.
“Sacred Geometry is a building block for everything being that exists in this reality,” she said over the phone.
“If you look at life’s basic forms, for example, you’ll see Nautilus and Hexagon shapes. If a snowflake which is frozen water is perfect, then so are we, as we are approximately 78 per cent water and so is nature.”
Many interior designs fit people into square boxes with square interiors, Danielle explained, and those just don’t reflect who we are. To match interior designs with the way we really are, self-similarity is key.
“A lot of our homes are not self-similar to who we are,” she began, “and energy travels a lot better when you have self-similarity.” This is why we feel good in nature, because nature is self-similar to us.
“So basically what I’m doing is using shapes, colours, and textures that can balance the dualistic world we live in, which is the feminine and the masculine.”
How does Lareau accomplish this self-similarity and reflect the feminine and the masculine?
“Men love materials like wood and raw things because they like things that are inclusive. Women like the bling bling — the mirrors, diamonds, things that are shiny and bright, which are exclusive. Men like to feel nurtured while women like the pizzazz, the wow. It’s a balance between the two in your living space. After that, there’s all the shapes and forms. The masculine likes things that are more left-brained — shapes with straight lines and things that are more organized. There are women that have their brains set up like that too, but often ladies prefer more curvy shapes,” Danielle explains.
“In the long run you’re going to want to get out of a square box because it doesn’t reflect who we are. It’s basically just understanding the human and how it lives in a balanced environment. We like to have order and straight lines, but we also need things that have movement to it — some curves. We all have masculine and feminine within us, so balancing the two in a home makes space a lot more pure and clean yet also warm.”
Sounds like a design we could get comfortable in!
Danielle plans on publishing a book about her studies of sacred spaces and interior design by the end of 2012. It will explore the theory of Sacred Geometry and explain how environment affects us, from clutter to organization to understanding the use of material, lighting and shapes and forms.
We’ll be buzzing more about Elements in Langley as soon as we finish redesigning our office space to get a little more balance in here…
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